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's the comment line? >> quick story, you remember edwin edwards from louisiana, former governor. he went away -- >> bill: i do, indeed. >> he went away to federal prison, released not long ago for his role in a bribery and extortion scheme. congratulations to governor edwards. he is 85 years young and his 34-year-old wife just gave birth to a baby boy this morning. >> bill: unbelievable. >> in defiance of god's will, he somehow impregnated this woman and she gave birth to a healthy baby boy. >> bill: how long has he been out of prison? >> not that long. longer than nine months. >> bill: that's what i was going to say. who's the daddy. >> he is the daddy. >> bill: edwin edwards is the one who famously said that he would be re-elected unless he were caught in bed -- i think i have it right, with a dead girl or a live boy. >> that's it. >> he also famously -- the reason he was governor, he ran against david duke and i believe it was -- >> oh, wow. >> the corrupt politician versus the racist. >> corruption wins. >> bill: i covered that campaign. >> oh, man. >> bill: for kabc tv in los angeles. th
bill came up, we worked with our allies, mary landrieu of louisiana and lindsey graham of south carolina and the house side, jim moran of virginia and bill young of florida to have language to stipulate that usda could not spend any of its dollars setting up an inspections program for horse slaughter for human consumption. we won the amendments but the spending bill is not passed because congress is not doing its job on a reliable basis. we don't know when that was going to pass but usda surprisingly -- with that looming, with that spending ban looming and the prospect of the plants operating for two months, three months at the longest, basically said okay, we're going to grant you inspection permits. bill, this is even more strange because the administration in its 2014 budget request on agricultural spending urged a defund of the horse slaughter plant. so i think the lawyers got ahold of this and they took this highly legalistic view that well, we don't support horse slaughter but the current law says it is okay. so we're just going to allow this. >> bill: when i read that, i
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